Life-sized cardboard cut-outs of K-Pop stars are frequently part of promotional events, tourist shows, and other advertising. Of course, since K-Pop fans can make and buy their own standees of their favorite idols, fans have found a whole host of creative ways to use them, sometimes even bringing the standees to different milestone events.
It's raining in Seoul and someone gave Taeyeon an umbrella 😂☔ pic.twitter.com/gNbQQ5uZfU
— mich🦦 (@FrozenArctic) July 22, 2017
For instance, American actress Aubrey Miller created an adorable Halloween couples costume with BTS‘s Jimin standee.
A fan of JYJ‘s Jaejoong was surprised by their friends making their dream come true as Jaejoong was there to cheer them on through the graduation ceremony.
And many fans have brought standees as their date to different dances, like this fan bringing EXO‘s Sehun…
Or this especially lucky fan who not only got to attend her prom with a GOT7‘s Jackson standee but even received a reply from the idol himself.
Recently a BTS fan went viral for bringing none other than BTS’s RM himself to a dance they attended.
Fans loved how happy the ARMY seemed dancing with their iconic date.
And she looks super happy 🙂 what a queen 👸
— Joyce 💟✨ (@namjooniethighz) November 8, 2022
She’s living her best life
— Lala⁷ (@Ra_Lalah) November 8, 2022
🤣🤣🤣🤣this is so cool. https://t.co/52cHiuL6CL
— BTS Army~ghost mode~ (@4everOT7875) November 9, 2022
And many fans were definitely taking notes for future events they would be attending.
me @ everyone’s wedding cos there aint no way i’m settling for a non-namjoon https://t.co/FyMQoPI8MM
— 🦖 (@tuliptrees_) November 12, 2022
Hahahahahaha i can see my future 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/t2cr7huPlb
— 𝙈𝙖𝙅𝙤𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙚⁷ Indigo💙🐨 (@joonienie__) November 10, 2022
Which is extra perfect for fans of K-Pop groups with seven members, like BTS, who can have a different “date” each day of the week.
I guess the number of days in a week fits for this 😂
— Ysabel (@Ysabelle1994) November 9, 2022
You can read about another incredibly creative use of standees here.